Keeping up with Kim Kardashian's closet: 44 photos that chart her style journey

The reality TV star and multi-hyphenate has seen the highs – and lows – of many a best-dressed list in her time

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Is there any figure in the public eye quite as divisive as Kim Kardashian?

The red carpet regular, who has evolved from reality TV star to entrepreneur, activist and trainee lawyer, is one of those love 'em or hate 'em figures of popular culture.

First known as a friend of socialite Paris Hilton, Kardashian found fame with the TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which first premiered in 2007.

Then followed modelling, endorsement deals, legions of social media followers, an app and a fragrance and beauty line.

In recent years, the mother of four has diversified her portfolio even further, setting up a shapewear company, lobbying for prison reform in the US, and announcing her intention to follow in her father's footsteps and pass the bar to become a qualified lawyer.

And, it seems, Kardashian's style journey has been as varied as her CV.

The Skims founder, 39, has evolved from championing the sartorial hallmarks of the 2000s (flared jeans and bodycon dresses, anyone?) to one of the red carpet's biggest risk takers (think Latex minis and gloved gowns).

Here, we offer a red carpet retrospective to see how the star's style has evolved throughout her varied career.

Scroll through the gallery above to see more images of Kim Kardashian West through the years.